Cheap flights to Paris
There really is nowhere quite like Paris. New York may have the buzz and London may have the nightlife, but Paris has the romance, the architecture and the food. The ‘City of Light’ has long been the preferred city break destination for doe-eyed couples who come for the unrivalled architecture, the quality of its restaurants and romantic night cruises down the River Seine.
But there is more to Paris than just the language of love. This place is also the capital of fashion, haute cuisine and is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Paris is full of galleries dripping with artistic masterpieces and streets filled with some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Anyone fancy a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or a walk along the Champs Elysées with its endless array of designer stores?
From 23 July to 24 August, the Parc de la Villette will be transformed into a huge outdoor cinema for the Cinema en Plein Air festival. Films from directors such as Wes Anderson and Ken Loach have been selected with this year's theme of "adolescence" in mind. The show doesn't start until nightfall, when a huge inflatable screen pops up under the stars. Make a night of it by starting early with a picnic (211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019, villette.com).
Tattoo fanatics, don't miss the Tatoueurs, Tatoués exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly. Featuring works from all over the world, this is an excellent opportunity to explore the evolution of this often under-appreciated art form (37 Quai Branly, 75007, quaibranly.fr).
If you feel like strolling through Paris without meeting any traffic, head to the elevated Promenade Plantée. The former Paris-Vincennes railway line has been transformed into a lovely walkway, surrounded by pretty greenery and plants and ending at the Bois de Vincennes. promenade-plantee.org
Fancy experiencing Mozart or Brahms being performed in the Basilique de Saint-Denis? Check out the Festival de Saint-Denis, a classical and world-music festival that takes place every year in Saint-Denis, a suburb just outside of Paris. festival-saint-denis.com